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the founder of whistle blowing website wiki leaks julian a song launches another salvo in his ongoing legal battles this time threatening to sue the guardian newspaper for libel. security forces stuck bob a hard for those responsible for the moscow airport bombing that killed thirty six people. u.s. president barack obama has labeled corporate tax a bird a walk critics say it is simply a ploy to big business. you're watching r t one pm here in moscow welcome to the program now we can leaks founder julian assange may be in a legal fight against being sent to sweden over his sexual assault accusations but
he is also set for another u.k. court battle he is threatening to bring a libel action against the guardian newspaper which helped release american war logs and a secret diplomatic cables obtained by wiki leaks well i saw it is understood to be angry a claims in a book the newspaper published about the whistle blowing website the book says a song believed that informants mentioned in the leaked war documents would deserve it if they were killed as a result of the leaks and us r.t.s. or and that has found out this is not the only thing the guardian has done to cause cracks in their relationship with a song. they were bedfellows in exposing u.s. embassy secrets to the world but now we keep leaks in the guardian of rapidly falling out of love and it's turning nasty in the original agreement between wiki leaks and its partner publications the partners was to help publish cables on the whistle blowing website blocking out names to protect the innocent was allowed but
sources close to wiki leaks main. tain the guardian went one step further accusing the newspaper of redacting the cables to suit its own political and editorial agenda something the guardian deny it's one of the alleged missions focuses on iranian dissident politicians in the guardian we. love imperialist when they don't want such things to be known for their own deals they will basically want to cover the world and so view they cut out everything that was negative a bold girl position. insert your way the reader of the guards. any that are of the leaks would never know how those people themselves view their only those the guardian reports early haven't they is just another political liar an intriguer. but what it leaves out is his why did description of the opposition as lacking
organization and preaching problems of ultimate direction and leadership specific opposition figures are. stubborn but not charismatic karoubi courageous who do few institutional allies hatami cautious and weak all editing that seems to match the guardian's liberal agenda as it suggests their brain in opposition is divided something which doesn't fit western narratives in cables about the activities of western companies in kazakstan the guardian fail to publish details of alleged bribery the actual cable talk of an internal investigation in a western company over five years during which former employees caused the company to pay five point two million to agents with in town the disappearance would influence because artificial to allow the company to obtain business in other words bribing officials to contracts to the companies allegedly involved british gas and
any italy's gas giant that this isn't necessarily the story that the guardian wants to tell that the that there are editorial pressures on them but it also could be simply the lawyers at the guardian are getting a bit jumpy and saying well look we can't accuse people of bribes because they're incredibly powerful and they're rich and this is one of the problems with the laws of libel and the lawyers at newspapers is that they're actually only afraid of the rich and powerful ordinary people they will say almost anything about them because . these people don't have the means to sue the guardian prince andrew was cocky. although britain's prince andrew may have wished the guardian had edited information about his behavior in kyrgyzstan more thoroughly elsewhere some media commentators say the reason for the guardian's alterations was to help simplify the information it's the only way to be done to show much material and it is so
a lot of the form that easynews is difficult to inaccessible it has to be translated into journalism people who understand the guardian declined to give us an interview but did send a statement saying they redacted cables for two reasons to protect sources who might be placed at risk or to protect the guardian from legal action under u.k. libel law but being sued is something the guardian might have to get used to wiki leaks founder julian assange is threatening legal action over the newspaper's book which i thought alleges contains malicious libel wiki leaks made a political choice when it decided to publish through the guardian a left leaning newspaper that takes a liberal line but certainly in this case is going to be the wrong one and with the guardian's recent publication of the book portraying the newspaper its dealings with wiki leaks in a deeply under favorable light it's a relationship that's gone truly sour your average r.t. london. us president barack obama seems to be trying to win over wall street by
asking them to help tackle what he calls burdensome corporate tax but with his appointment of high profile business leaders to government positions it has many questioning where his loyalties lie artie's a lot of the store has more. for two decades jobs and dollars have flown out of the us and across the pacific meanwhile the american people have suffered high unemployment and a diminished standard of living looking for someone to blame politicians point to asian countries on the rise seemingly at america's expense the american people have also borne the brunt of china's mercantile trade policies which promote trade surpluses to cheap exports based upon an artificial depreciation of china's currency overlooked in washington is the us corporate jungle it's become the elephant in the room this is not the explain to the american working class and to
the american middle class they are both destined to oblivion because of all this is decided by corporate boards inside the us which are now global corporations those who agree say it's right here the problem started that us corporations hijacked american jobs and investment dollars taking them overseas with free rein to boost their bottom line fueled by this mindset so we do look allies two ways of the deal there's no worker movement you know cut us off from our maximization of profits and in the us it appears no lawmakers will try to cut them off either president obama after pushing to regulate the business community has taken to embracing it here in the interest of being more neighborly he wants to befriend the u.s. chamber of commerce if we had brought over a fruitcake when i first moved in we would have gotten off to a better start making up for lost time he appointed a j.p.
morgan wall street executive to be his chief of staff. and he tapped the c.e.o. of america's fourth largest corporation to head as council on jobs and competitiveness that's jeff immelt of general electric are confident that they'll generate good ideas. about how we can spur hiring educate our workers to compete in the twenty first century and attract the best jobs and businesses to america rather than seeing them spring up overseas but optimism can overcome reality what's good for a company like g.e. isn't necessarily what's good for america g.e.'s responsibility is to do what's best for g.e. if that's also best for america great and it's not too bad and that goes for any company but staring powerful corporate money and interests in the face you don't hear the president saying that this guy's running for reelection nor the mainstream media beholden to their corporate owners when you have journalists treading lightly
around corporate and governmental elites it almost defeats the reason for their even existing the people criticizing corporations it's all about the bottom line find themselves locked out of the conversation like these plant workers fighting their company to keep their medical benefits they argue when it comes to u.s. corporations the priorities are this so it's about profit over people oh yeah definitely definitely profit over people and some economists argue profit comes over america's prosperity too it's quite often that what's good for business isn't good for america lauren lyster r.t. new york. and still ahead in the program memoirs of a pentagon chief the former u.s. defense secretary donald rumsfeld who was one of the driving forces behind the invasion of iraq in two thousand and three has published an autobiography in which he defends his record and also. find out why the legendary russian military helicopter the alligator is so formidable
about zero in a few minutes on our t.v. . the russian security forces have detained three people suspected of helping organize a deadly bombing at moscow's main international airport last month they were arrested in russia's north caucasus. republic of it and are believed to be closely linked to the suicide bomber suspect well let's get the latest from marty's car slaughter some of her now sara who exactly are these people and what are they accused up. to the people believed to be the brother and sister of the suicide bomber and the third person is thought it was someone who stole the suicide of t.v.'s to carry out that it's. no day that police are detained great and they found places on the table of the brother and sister in the same explain that we used to carry out the suicide bombing i know you know that the police have now established that it was
a twenty year old nun from the to they carried out the attack and that's how they've been able to make these arrests so the investigation continues the situation in russia is full of really very focused now on finding out exactly who is involved in the top security officials yesterday met with russian lawmakers to brief them on how the investigation was requesting and they said that they believe there's up to seven move people involved in the suicide bombing in carrying out this is. the mood as he said there's any three people being detained they haven't released the names of the rest they speak of this investigation continues very fakes and finding everyone who was involved in that part will be a chechen warlord terrorists who has claimed responsibility for the ordering the attack has this piece of it for formation been verified yet. at the moment security officials haven't verified the information though of course looking into that play what we know of course that he is russia's number one terrorist on the
international wanted list but what we've heard is that i was he may well be responsible and of course the investigation not to find out exactly why he did it and he had to have a player that it could have been a p.r. stunt to attract the attention of other international terrorists claiming responsibility whether or not he's involved remains to be seen as he said she. that's going to cause continuing to find this stuff is exactly he was involved all right well thank you very much for that update artie's correspondent asar for. now in egypt a constitutional amendments intended to diffuse public anger have backfired after thousands protested in an apparent rejection of the proposals the demonstrators are maintaining pressure on president mubarak to step down that's despite the government announcing plans for a peaceful transfer of power meanwhile the group human rights watch has confirmed that almost three hundred people have been killed since the start of protests although there is no official death toll given all the vice president announced that militant islamists linked to al qaida were among the thousands of prisoners
who fled egyptian jails during the instability last month omar suleiman courted by the u.s. and israel is now amassing power but many experts say he lacks support of the opposition and the egyptians. saw him live took over as the head of the egyptian equivalent of the cia the general intelligence services in one thousand in ninety three and that's a position he held until two weeks ago when he became vice president each passing day diminishes the appeal of saleman and he did something very in some ways it undermined his credibility as a powerbroker with the protesters he organized a meeting with a hand selected group of people that he wanted to speak with i'm including members of the muslim brotherhood and though the people who attended the meeting thought it was a talk to talk about talking in other words to set some ground rules for what would be happening but in fact immediately after the meeting he came out and told the
egyptian people on state t.v. that they reached a consensus and that the consensus that essentially been what the government wants which is protesters go home and everything more or less stays the same and so people who participated in those talks really i think felt had and that significantly did. minish is so immense credibility in egypt. well with international focus shifting to the situation in the middle east russia is proposing to send a security council mission to the region acknowledged shortly in russia's ambassador to the u.n. says it could help provide international support and move ahead stalled israeli palestinian negotiations. we are making this proposal now because we are concerned about the situation in the middle east as we all know that efforts to restart these really palestinian talks out of the impasse and the situation in the region is quite fragile. is fraught with further possible complications if it gets the go
ahead it would be the first security council mission to the middle east in over thirteen years the proposal comes as the latest round of israeli palestinian talks ended without significant result well russia is a member of the middle east peace quartet along with the u.s. and the united nations the group met last week on the sidelines of the munich security conference and strongly backed the idea of strengthening the council's role in negotiations. although forget there's always more news and analysis on our website that's our dot com and here's what's lined up online right now so let's relax plans of billions of dollars on its army and even has compulsory military service allows the country is not involved in conflicts locals are pushing for a complete abolition of the armed forces. in ads will no longer be changing the clocks twice a year to find out why and what benefits this may bring have to our website that's our dot com or our you tube page.
defense secretary donald rumsfeld has been promoting his memoirs highlighting his years as a pentagon chief well in an interview with the fox news channel he not only defended the iraq invasion but he also called guantanamo base detention center one of the finest prison systems in the world well brian becker from the at the war asser coalition says it's because of rumsfeld that the world now sees america as complicit in the business of torture he set up an interrogation regime that allowed a starting of course anchoring with grave that allowed the american government to be understood by the entire world is nothing but torture inc torture incorporated that he helped set up along with the cia not only not only the guantanamo bay which is the un described as a torture center but all sorts of black cold prisons and secret detention centers where people were horribly tortured and murdered in fact and now he has to describe
this is something that was good so of course from the point of view of rumsfeld and bush and cheney they want to rescue their image they want the american corporate media to treat them kindly they want of course as they do constantly to make mega millions of dollars from this kind of promotion but i think the record is so clear the world recognizes the bush administration as nothing but torture in going at the center of that at the center at the top of the command was donald rumsfeld secretary of defense. well it's time for a brief look at some other world headlines as the car bomb northern iraq have killed at least seven people and wounded some eighty others the attacks happened in the country's northern city of kirkuk two car bombs were aimed at police patrols while a third device exploded outside a building that houses the kurdish security forces no group has so far claimed responsibility. prosecutors in italy will file a request for a fast not trial of the prime minister silvio berlusconi over allegations he will
sordid with prostitutes and abused his power he's alleged to have paid for sex with a seventeen year old girl and use his influence as prime minister to secure her release that charges there have been violent protests near milan demanding the resignation of the prime minister berlusconi strongly denies the accusations and has vowed to continue to govern. former liberian leader charles taylor has boycotted his trial in the hague for a second day running a lot to say his lawyer walked out following the court's refusal to accept a key document taylor is accused of arming rebels in sierra leone for power and profits the former president is refusing to return to the court in a trial that has so far lasted more than three years the opening was delayed for six months following similar protests. now a new batch of the legendary russian a military helicopter the k a fifty two has been unveiled known as the alligator it
is equipped with state of the art weapons well arty's checked out the military might of the flying russian machine. around a military air base in central russia and that is the common fifty two also known as the alligator of the russian air force receiving the latest batch we ourselves were able to take. back to one of those monsters. basing this thirty reeling in a cannon can pierce through armor but obviously it's not the only weapon this aircraft can be equipped with antitank missiles early air missiles bombs all of them installed on the wings here and make this aircraft a real predator in the skies now the cockpit is the grade office and that's what she can see one of the main differences of this helicopter from all the other attack choppers in the world the crew which consists of two people they sit side by
side just like an orderly or other like in the applied she would wear the clothes suit what you claim you know although this is so much easier to. put together in battle and collaborate for the toilets and of course would you would an attack or do you know the stop. you from we already noticed this unique a rotor system officially called a coaxial rotor system it's a trademark carmel's design bureau and is meant to provide extreme. with these armored plates on the sides here and the in the you lower parts of the aircraft this is just really one predator really hard to get you got it was going off forty central russia. and that brace you up to date this hour up next all the latest business news with kareena.
and i welcome to our business news boards and thanks for joining me the russian shareholders of tanking b.p. deny they're in talks to sell their stake to anyone because freedman a partner in the consortium that owns half of russia's third biggest oil producer says no to go she asians are taking place the partners have objected strongly to b.p.'s proposed asset swap and optic explore ation deal with russia's biggest oil producer ross yet they say that the deal compromises tanky b.p.'s competitiveness and goes against the terms of their alliance they had been speculation ross never could buy out the partners to clear the way for the deal with b.p. . the russian central bank says it's way to raise bank reserve requirements to draw cash out of the economy and prevent it from overheating russia is currently the only major emerging market that does not have capital controls that is rules on how much money can come here that leads monetary policy as the central banks sold weapons to fight inflation but raising rates encourages hot money to come to the
country to take advantage of the strong returns something the government is keen to avoid. googlebot sales the government is seeking to capitalize on investors' demand before high interest rates make it more expensive to finance the budget finance ministry plans to sell debt securities for an equivalent of around two billion dollars. china's vast market and rapidly expanding economy has made it an essential destination for global business however john hammond senior partner at corporate law firm c.m.s. russia believes china is overrated compared to some other emerging markets such as russia. we've heard from many of our clients they feel they just don't have to be there it's such a big market potentially they cannot afford to miss out and so they invested. for many of them however is they find it very difficult to win contracts in front of very difficult to make profit in china whereas when they look at the businesses in russia which perhaps weren't given the priority. since the crisis the crisis two
thousand homes apparently have since then the business of picked up again and they're finding that the current to persist successfully and they. can do this is a profitable. now let's have a look at how the markets are doing and we start with asia where the nicky ended in the red on wednesday with the car industry among the top performers a good bye to you has upgraded forecast for this year hong kong stocks are down with real estate issues among the top losers after an optimistic start the index slipped below the waterline on concerns of further policy tightening by beijing european stocks are mixed this hour with several companies coming under pressure up to porting results shares of drug maker sun off the identies one point nine percent after the company reported a plunge in fourth quarter earnings and said profit for two thousand and eleven is likely to drop five percent to ten percent pays off the trend move down to two and a half percent following the release of its two thousand and ten stocks. now let's
have a look at how the russian markets are doing both the r.t.s. and minds are trading in the red energy majors are losing ground and lower while prices have to losing over half a percent look paul is also trading lower bucking the trend is gas problem that's gaining more than a quarter of a percent on the rise x. and the t.v. is recovering following yesterday's losses after investors dropped the stock due to uncertainty over the upcoming x.p.o. price. the number of russian billionaires jumped to one hundred fourteen last year as the cut there as the economy rebounded from the financial crisis that's according to a finance magazine which is set to. it's a ranking of the country's five hundred richest businessmen the wealth of the country's top ten richest people increased thirty percent to almost one hundred forty billion dollars surprisingly chelsea football club owner roman abramovich fell out of the top three for the first time since the magazine's start at the list
well one one deals with water for us to realize that this tremendous amounts of damage that are done not just human damage but damage to the physical environment in which the battlefield takes place tremendous amounts of damage done by earl bombs by napalm boy coming from the city whether it's a sonic boom six tractor marine mammals or it's the burning oil fields here in iraq or it's destroyed. in the pacific for purposes the list just goes on and on the geneva convention forty nine states that there shall be taken. protect. against widespread long term and severe damage the united states although it is accepted almost all of the provisions one has taken exception to that.